Latin American Crossroads Series – Atlanta: Fintech Hub of the Hemisphere?
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As Atlanta’s “Transaction Alley” evolves, companies located in the undisputed payments center of the U.S. are finding new market niches and looking further afield for growth. Latin America, with its close proximity, growing middle class and greater focus on financial inclusion, presents a major opportunity. With its 200m people, advanced banking sector and growing credit card ecosystem, Brazil alone has been a boon for Atlanta firms. But others are delving into Mexico, Chile, Argentina and beyond with new solutions tailored to specific market needs.
At the next event in Global Atlanta’s Latin American Crossroads series sponsored by Emory Executive Education at Emory’s Goizueta Business School, you’ll hear from the large companies and emerging innovators driving this southward push and helping Atlanta grow beyond a purely domestic ecosystem into a hemispheric hub for all aspects of financial technology.
Cesar Vence, deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, will announce a City of Atlanta-led fintech trade mission to Brazil in November
Panel Discussion moderated by Global Atlanta Managing Editor Trevor Williams:
–Steve Villegas, vice president of partner management at PPRO‘s U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, will discuss payment trends across the Americas and the recent acquisition of Latin American payments provider AllPago
–Charles Freund, executive vice president of strategy, Fleetcor. With a billion-dollar acquisition in Brazil, Fleetcor is now the largest provider of RFID payments for toll booths, parking decks and even drive-thrus in the country, in addition to its traditional fuel card network connecting fleet operators, oil companies and banks.
–Scott Meyerhoff, chief financial officer at InComm, a leader in the prepaid space operating in Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Chile.
–Audrey Hall, senior vice president of product at Brightwell Payments Inc., a fintech company that helps global workers get paid, as well as send and spend money safely and easily worldwide
The $25 entry fee covers beer, wine and food.